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Andy Reid: "We’re not starting fast enough right now"

Head coach Andy Reid discussed Kansas City’s 17-27 loss to the Denver Broncos today with the media.

Among other things, Reid talked about mistakes offensively and how the Chiefs need to do much better job of starting strong:

“There were some good things and there were some bad things, some things that we need to work on,” Reid said. “The first 19 plays of the game offensively, and we did start the game offensively, so the first 19 plays offensively, we had an offsides, we had a drop, we had a turnover and we had a fumbled snap.”

“We were playing against a good football team, and that’s not even adding in the penalties that we had there after that,” he explained. “You can learn from these things. I want to make sure that I get us in the right position to start games. We’re not starting fast enough right now,” he said.

“I’m going to work on that part and make sure that I do a better job of getting the guys an opportunity. But, during those first 19 plays, now those are some things that we need to get corrected.”

Kansas City committed nine penalties for a total of negative 53 yards. The Chiefs also turned the ball over once on a fumble.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Tis true. Statistically, it’s the Chiefs’ second-least productive quarter.

  • Stephen Doroha

    Nice we lose one game & drop to #4 in the power rankings to a 2 loss Pets… I mean Pats I’m so sick of the Chiefs not getting any credit for playing good football a Manning lead Broncos in Mile High is a huge feat for ANY team!! For a team of guys who alot of them are playing together for the 1st time & to learn a new system so fast & do what the Chiefs have done this year is amazing!! Alex Smith is a good Qb & is still learning a new system with new players & coaches & I mite sound bias & I don’t care yes I am a die hard Chiefs fan but the whole soft schedule thing can stop anytime alot of the teams they’ve played aren’t playing to they’re potential we were suposed to lose to the Eagles, Texans & a couple other teams but found a way to win but get zero credit for it unless your last name is Brady or Manning your not credit worthy. Hey Payton does Eli wear both of his rings to Thanksgiving dinner showing that he can do what you weren’t able to & beat Tom Brady more than once? Not taking anything from Manning he is a ELITE Qb hands down one of the best football players to ever play! I would just like the talking heads to give the Smith lead Chiefs some credit where its do for playing great football!! Alex Smith is still learning the system & will be winning alot of football games for the Chiefs for years to come! So keep doing what your doing Alex Smith & the rest of the Chiefs your real fans believe in you even if the press doesn’t!! Just give them HELL when they come to Arrowhead & GO CHIEFS!!

    • stevekozak

      Big ups to what you said!!

    • sidibeke

      I am metaphorically salivating over the next two weeks. Big opportunity here: SD and Den at Arrowhead. Could also become a tailspin, but I don’t think it will.

    • DieHard_ChiefsFan

      I agree with you 100% with the no respect but i would rather our team have a small chip on their shoulder through the year as that will be a driving factor for them to win their first win in the playoffs.

      The thing that really sucks is who ever is 2nd in our division is the 5th seed when other teams leading their divisions are barely over the 500 mark. They should rank via record hands down. As for the manning brothers, both are class acts, so we cant pawn the crappy media’s take about our team on the players. We are going to roll starting with SD and then bring on the Donkeys, Lets see Peyton try to audible out of a call with our house rocking.

      The Defense played strong but didn’t attack as much as in the past (Last 3 weeks). I feel Andy and Bob will work something out to get the D back in attack mode. Bonus, the Patriots got hosed on the “No Call” last night so will be playing the Donkeys pissed Sunday night so we may yet be 1 win up after Sunday night again !! Go CHIEFS !!!

    • micah stephenson

      I feel ya, but with this ragedy ass offense, what do you expect? We Chiefs fans so of corse we fill that way but an unbiased look will say we got a good defense but not enough offense to b consider one of the top teams. And I hope Alex is not the QB for years to come becuase he is not good enough.

  • Stephen Doroha

    Thanks stevekozak!!